New round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and more business news from Horsham District Council

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Business support and advice

From Horsham District Council

Claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Self Employed Income Support Scheme

Are you self-employed and had your work impacted by coronavirus between February and April? You may be eligible for a grant of up to £7,500 through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. Check if you can claim on the GOV.UK website.

Apply here

Thank you for making the first Virtual Jobs and Skills Fair a success

Jobs and skills fair logo

Last Wednesday 28 April, the Council ran the first Virtual Jobs and Skills Fair for the Horsham District.

Over 30 employers exhibited their vacancies on the purpose-built website, with hundreds of opportunities available for local people.

While we crunch the numbers, we want to say thank you for helping make the day such a success and for all the employers who shared their expertise in the sector skills area.

If you didn’t make it on the day, don’t worry the website is still available for your to visit and see what you missed

If you are looking to recruit in the near future and would like to be part of future events, please email our employment team.

Network Rail: Arun Valley line closure

Arun Valley closure

Nine-day closure on the Arun Valley line affects all trains via Horsham Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 August 2021 (inclusive). The Arun Valley line improvement project is part of Network Rail's Sussex upgrade to improve reliability, capacity and safety on the Arun Valley line.

Find out more about the line improvement project on Network Rail's website.

Upcoming webinars and courses


Building products customers crave

The Sussex Innovation Centre are offering a free intensive programme, 'Building Products Customers Crave' to help businesses and entrepreneurs explore the market potential of their new product or service ideas

Find out more and book your place


Planning, Managing & Growing My Business webinar

This programme will drive your business forward and give it best chance of success, whilst also providing a space for you to meet other business owners.

This course will be delivered over 3 days, in 4-hour sessions:

  • Wed 12 May 2021 10am-2pm
  • Wed 19 May 2021 10am-2pm
  • Wed 26 May 2021 10am-2pm

Book now

Coach, consultant or mentor?

Support from an experienced business expert can be the difference between success and failure or between stagnation and growth.

The Chichester Business Hothouse are hosting a Facebook Live session next Wednesday to explain the merits of each expert-type and give you the opportunity to ask questions and get support your need for your business.

Register for the Facebook Live session


Grants for Growth – Applying for Invest4 Funding webinar

This webinar is to help you understand the Invest4 Grant Fund criteria and process. You will hear what projects or parts of your project are eligible for funding. After the webinar you can also book 1-2-1 follow up to discuss specific project guidance. The next webinar is on 2 June 10am-12pm.

Book now

Covid - WFH